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Dr. Sun recognized as endowed chair and professor

In a Nov. 16 ceremony held at the Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy auditorium, faculty from UF’s six health colleges were honored with special gifts during the annual Celebrating Distinction ceremony.

Jane Hsi Designs Cover for the Journal of Virology

Depicted is a California quail (Callipepla californica), standing next to its nest with an avian adeno-associated virus (AAAV) capsid, colored as a quail egg. The AAAV was first isolated from the Olson strain of quail bronchitis, an adenovirus that causes an acute, contagious respiratory disease primarily in young quails. The…

New Graduate Course in Medical Metabolism

We are excited to announce the addition of a new fully online and synchronous graduate course in medical metabolism! Our goal is to provide an intermediate-level course for graduate students across disciplines.  Those that desire a deeper understanding of metabolic principles, but do not require the level of our advanced…

Dr. Bennett honored in Women in Medicine and Science Month

In 2011, UF College of Medicine graduate Antonette Bennett, Ph.D. ’09, returned to her alma mater to continue her work exploring pathogenic and beneficial single-stranded DNA viruses for use in gene therapy. Now an assistant research scientist in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Bennett uses leading-edge technology to…

Glycogen Metabolism May Play a Key Role in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ramon Sun, a biochemist at the University of Florida and corresponding author of the paper, studies metabolic pathways involved in diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Ewing sarcoma, and lung cancer. When the covid pandemic shut down non-essential research, Sun was presented with the opportunity to study metabolic changes that occur…

Jane Hsi Designs Cover of Molecular Therapy Journal

On the cover: Anti-AAV antibodies present a major obstacle for gene transfer, but, when isolated, they serve as powerful tools for capsid engineering and basic discovery. Congratulations to Jane Hsi, current Ph.D student in the McKenna Lab for designing the cover of the July 5, 2023 Molecular Therapy journal cover! The cover highlights a…

Fighting the Rare

Matthew Gentry, PhD contributes to Fighting the Rare, a documentary looking into research on Lafora disease, a rare neurodegenerative condition, through the testimonies of researchers, patients and their relatives. Learn more at fightingtherare.com.

Jane Hsi recipient of 2023 NSF graduate research fellowship

Jane Hsi, a first year B&MB student in the COM BMS PhD Program, is a 2023 recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research three-year fellowship. These fellowships are highly competitive, with annual acceptance rates of ~15% from among more than 12,000 applicants. It is a prestigious grant awarded…